Unanswered: Oracle11g RAC and Windows 2008 failover clustering on the same server.
We are configuring a 2 node oracle 11g rac and a failover clustering on the same nodes.
The configuration is as follow.
Public Nic : 18.104.22.168
Private Nic : 10.0.0.1
Public Virtual IP for Oracle : 22.214.171.124
Public Nic : 126.96.36.199
Private Nic : 10.0.0.2
Public Virtual IP for Oracle : 188.8.131.52
The installation was first we configured oracle 11g rac and verified the rac is working fine. After configuring Failover clustering on the same nodes, the oracle vip does not come online. but if i disable Microsoft failover virtual adapter, the oracle vip's comes online.
Note : the Oracle vip's are entered only in the hosts file and not configured to any of the nic.
My question is that can Oracle 11g rac and microsoft failover clustering co-exist or do we have to dedicate separate nic's for microsoft cluster and oracle rac.